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Hei pao shi jian (1985)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1985 (China)
Engineer Zhao Shuxin likes playing chess a lot. Once during his business trip, he loses a black cannon chessman which leads to unexpected consequences for him.

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Ming Gao
Zifeng Liu ... Zhao Shuxin
... Hans Schmidt
Fengliang Yang ... Chen Hao-xiang
Yazhou Yang ... Feng Liangcai
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Engineer Zhao Shuxin likes playing chess a lot. Once during his business trip, he loses a black cannon chessman which leads to unexpected consequences for him.

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A too-restrained satire
5 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

"The Black Cannon Incident" is a very cautious attempt at political satire; while it extracts a few laughs from the spiraling misunderstandings caused by a mysterious telegram sent by a technical translator, there is also an awful lot of tedium, at least for this Western viewer.


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